Virunga NP camps - Tchegera Island Camp
Tchegera Island Camp
Tchegra Island Camp is an outlier from the rest of Virunga NP, a partially submerged caldera off the norhern shore of Lake Kivu this private island is promoted as the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of Goma or to relax after climbing Nyiragongo volcano.
Tchegera offers spectacular views of the lake and four volcanoes. On clear nights, Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes add to the drama by turning the night sky red with their glowing lava. There is an surprising abundance of birdlife on the island, including unusually confiding Trogons
For anyone who wants to do more than put their feet up you can swim in the (croc-free) bay and there are kayaks avaible for use - the area immediately in front of camp is well protected from the elements and is typically mill-pond calm, while the open lake beyond can get quite sporty.
The camp was opened in mid 2015 and the eight well-appointed tents and furnishings remain in mint condition.
Photo credit Brent Stirton
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